We are pleased to announce that the Global Social Responses to COVID-19 Web Archive has been launched. Created in March 2020 at the onset of the pandemic — and curated by 29 librarians throughout the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation and beyond — the Archive documents regional, social responses to the pandemic, which are critical in understanding the scope of the pandemic’s humanitarian, socioeconomic, and cultural impact. With an emphasis on websites produced by underrepresented ethnicities and stateless groups, the Archive covers (but is not limited to): sites published by non-governmental organizations that focus on public health, humanitarian relief, and education; sites published by established and amateur artists in any realm of cultural production; sites published by local news sources; sites published by civil society actors and representatives; and relevant blogs and social media pages. At the time of its launch, the Archive featured over 2,000 websites from over 80 countries in over 50 languages.
You can access the collection in Archive-It here: https://archive-it.org/collections/14022.
For more information about the Global Social Responses to COVID-19 Web Archive (including a full list of curators), see: libguides.princeton.edu/covid-ivy.
For a blog post that may be redistributed across the Confederation and beyond, please see the following: https://ivpluslibraries.org/2021/03/iplc-launches-the-global-social-responses-to-covid-19-web-archive/.
The Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s Web Collecting Program is an initiative of the Confederation’s Collection Development Group, under the direction of the Web Collecting Advisory Committee and Samantha Abrams, the Web Resources Collection Librarian. If you have questions about the Global Social Responses to COVID-19 Web Archive (or if you’d like to get involved by proposing one of your own collections), please reach out to email@example.com.
I hope you’ll join me in recognizing those (copied here) involved in making this important resource available to researchers and the general public: Fernando Acosta-Rodríguez, Ellen Ambrosone, Yuusuf Caruso, Paloma Celis Carbajal, Stuart Dawrs, Charlotte Giles, Glaudia Götze-Sam, Tristan Hinkel, Bogdan Horbal, Lunja Jeschke, Thomas Keenan, Ksenya Kiebuzinski, Miree Ku, Joshua Kueh, Hyoungbae Lee, Heather Martin, Brandon Miliate, Brendan Nieubuurt, Setsuko Noguchi, Liladhar Pendse, Anna Rakityanskaya, Deborah Schlein, Joshua Seufert, Alain St. Pierre, Sean Swanick, Amy Torres, Gudrun Wirtz, Ryan Wolfson-Ford, and Lou Zhou.
Source: Samantha Abrams, Columbia University Libraries. Posted by Liladhar Pendse- participant-curator in the archival project (UC Berkeley Library).
We have organized an upcoming event that will mark Black History Month at UC Berkeley on February 26, 11-12:30 pm PST/ 2 pm to 3:30 pm EST. I wanted to thank our speakers for this event, and colleagues in the Racial Justice Taskforce, Library Communications Team: Aisha, Amber, Tor, and Tiffany, who have supported me with organizing this event. The event is free and open to all. Please see the event poster (Thank you, Aisha-actual poster creation, and Tor-with edits).
The registration link is below:
The library has set up a trial of Brill’s Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959- Part 3: Theater database. We have access to the first two modules: Part 1-“Casa y Cultura,” and Part 2-“Writers.”
Description: This primary source collection documents the history of theater in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a special focus on Revolutionary Cuba. In addition, there are files about countries on other continents, such as the Soviet Union, the United States (with a focus on Latino and Chicano theater), and various countries in Europe and Africa. The collection covers theater groups, festivals, performances, and persons (actors, playwrights, directors). The collection is scanned from the so-called “vertical archive” at Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba.
Start date: 25 Feb 2021
End date: 26 Mar 2021
Serie Voces AfroLatinx
Re-escribiendo las religiones negras en el mundo atlántico: Una conversación con Andrea Mosquera-Guerrero
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be primarily in Spanish, with English interpretation available.
¿Cómo podríamos re-escribir la historia y la historiografía sobre religión, raza y arte en América Latina, el Caribe y el mundo atlántico? Andrea Guerrero-Mosquera discutirá el papel de los historiadores en el descubrimiento y el debate sobre el pasado de las personas afrodescendientes durante el período colonial. Su presentación nos invita a considerar las formas en que el arte, la cultura material y el performance pueden ayudarnos a comprender cómo las personas vivían y experimentaban diferentes formas de religiosidad en el pasado.
Dra. Andrea Mosquera-Guerrero es investigadora del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (México) y es co-fundadora de la Red Iberoamericana de Historiadoras. Se especializa en las culturas afro-latinoamericanas en el mundo atlántico durante el período colonial.
Moderadora: Andreína Soto es candidata de doctorado en historia en UC Santa Barbara. Andreína se especializa en estudios de la diáspora africana, historia de las leyes y la religión, así como métodos de humanidades digitales.
Evento por Zoom: SE REQUIERE REGISTRO. Recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con el enlace y contraseña para el evento. Este evento será en español, y habrá interpretación en inglés a través de la funcionalidad de interpretación de Zoom. Si necesita una adaptación para participar plenamente en este evento, comuníquese con Janet Waggaman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentado por el Grupo de Trabajo la Negritud en América Latina y el Caribe (Blackness in Latin America, BLAC) y copatrocinado por el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos.
Jueves 25 de febrero del 2021, 12:30 pm hora del Pacífico
Evento Virtual de CLAS | Agregar al Calendario de Google
Undaunted Archivists and Curators from the American South Speak!
February 18, 2021-12:30-2 p.m PST
Please register for the event
Open to All with prior registration
This event is the first quarterly event in a four-part series entitled “Connecting and collecting to empower.” The series will focus on libraries and library collections from different regions of the globe to highlight the collections, print, and electronic resources from often “forgotten” or “exoticized” parts of our world. No library is an island and as curators, we are often interconnected. It is a known fact that today academic libraries can no longer serve as an archive of all that was printed from a specific region. This series is geared towards students, faculty, and researchers, and the presenters in these webinars will be faculty, academic librarians, curators, researchers, and doctoral students. Each presenter will present how the library’s collections have aided them in their academic pursuits. What were some of the challenges they had to face when they were looking for specific resources and how and if the librarians helped them overcome them?
First Webinar: The Other Asia: Central Asia and Library Collections (Spring 2021)
This 90 minutes webinar is dedicated to various library sources in Central Asia. Often, just like the Great Game in the 19th century, Central Asian Studies library collections are contested and relegated between the North American librarians for East European/ Eurasian Studies and Middle Eastern/ Near Eastern Studies. The US State Department, on the other hand, has attributed Central Asia alongside South Asia. Thus collecting Central Asian materials marks extensive collaboration among various librarians. The speakers at this webinar will speak to their efforts in collaborating to build a sustainable collection at their institutions. In this meeting, they will discuss some of the strategies they have used to develop research-level collections and collaborate with their colleagues in Central Asia. They will also focus on some open access resources.
This zoom event is free and open to all with prior registration here.
Thursday, March 18, 202111 am-12:30 PST/ 1 pm-2:30 EST
Every two days, I will post some more interesting books on Afro-Latinx communities of Latin America along with some video clips for your enjoyment. The purpose of these posts is to inform and celebrate African American History Month using print materials from Latin America. One might find some images extremely disturbing given the violence, injustice, and dislocation that took place in Mexico of these communities. We will post only three or four images each time. Please click on each image below to access the library’s catalog.
As we celebrate African American History Month in the United States, America’s racialized past cannot be ignored nor forgotten. Latin America also has a large population of Afro-Latinos and this post is dedicated to providing our readers with some of the highlights from UC Berkeley Library’s collections from Latin America that deal with the nuanced history of Africans in Latin America. We have chosen only a few public domains and open access books that can be read online in times of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Also, there are some books that are not in the public domain but can be read online by authenticating oneself using the UC Berkeley credentials.
We leave you with a clip about Argentina también es afro: Las conquistas de la libertad (capítulo completo) – Canal Encuentro
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this day, while we reflect on the tragedy Shoah and its meaning, we also remember genocides that have occurred all over the world. The First Nations’, Armenians, and Rwandan genocides are some of the events that mark our humanity’s failure to prevent modern tragedies based on collective punishment mechanisms, state inflicted aggressions, and extremist ideologies. Below are some of the library resources that help us reflect upon these tragedies that could have been prevented only if the world could have countered these aggressions in a cohesively decisive way. The UN definition of genocide can be found here. Below are some sources in our library’s collections that will help you know more about Shoah and other genocides.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures.
Holocaust survivors — Psychology.
Holocaust survivors — Mental health.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) — Psychological aspects.
Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923.